Aqib Talib Honored By Big 12

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Joe Ganz (Nebraska), Aqib Talib (Kansas), and DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma) have been named Big 12 Conference Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. Ganz (offense), Talib (defense), and Murray (special teams) are all recognized for the first time.

  • Offensive Player of the Week
    Joe Ganz, Jr, QB, Nebraska (Palos Heights, Ill.)
    In his second career start in as many weeks, Joe Ganz set Nebraska single-game records for passing yards, touchdown throws, and total offense in the Huskers 73-31 win over Kansas State. Ganz connected on 30 of 40 attempts for 510 yards and seven touchdowns, while also generating 528 yards of offense.

  • Defensive Player of the Week
    Aqib Talib, Jr, CB, Kansas (Richardson, Texas)
    Aqib Talib registered a career-high tying nine tackles, including one for loss, an interception, and a pass break up in Kansas' 43-28 win at Oklahoma State. His fourth quarter interception and 17-yard return led to a KU field goal and its final points of the game.

  • Special Teams Player of the Week
    DeMarco Murray, Fr, KR, Oklahoma (Las Vegas, Nev.)
    DeMarco Murray totaled 129 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 91-yarder for touchdown, in helping to lead Oklahoma to a 52-21 triumph over Baylor. His touchdown return was the eighth-longest in OU history and was one of four TDs he scored in the game.


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